Dec 8, 2012 7:00am EST
, admiral sandy winfield, vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, our keynote speaker. were also honored to have with us general px kelley, former commandant of the marine corps, also chairman of the american battle monuments commission who played a major role in helping establish his very special monument. [applause] >> also come it's always good to have superintendent bill vogel, our cohost for this to work together. a special honor to have and he's with us, director of -- dan hayes with us, director of the film "honor flight" which many of you will be able to see tonight at constitutional hall. there are many, many other distinguished guests have come today to help give it there is osha welcome to our honored guests, pearl harbor survivors, and all of our world war ii veterans, and your families. and a very warm welcome to all veterans and all their families that are with us. and a special thank you to those serving in our armed forces and their families. what a magnificent job they've done in iraq, and are doing in afghanistan. their performance of duty has been magnificent.